Dear Friends in Christ,
This is the last day of August so by the time you get this letter, it will be the month of September! Sorry for being so late this month, but August has been a busy time.
As we mentioned in our last letter, Sam made 2 trips to Thorne Bay, Alaska this summer. The first trip was in preparation for the volunteer work crew coming from N. Carolina. After a few days at home and celebrating our 53rd anniversary, it was back to Thorne Bay and some serious building.
The group from NC consisted of 7 men that accomplished much. An addition was put up that will house all the rooms needing plumbing (kitchen, bathroom and laundry). The 4 walls were put up and metal roofing put on so it is closed in for the winter. Please continue to pray with us for electric to the property so that we won’t have to rely on generator power.
Janet is still able to get into the nursing homes for visitation but new restrictions have been put in place as the COVID cases have been increasing in our area. Please pray for these ladies that don’t understand all that is going on in our present society and feel forgotten and abandoned. These are their last days but since God hasn’t taken them home yet, He must still have plans to use them. The goal is to encourage them to continue to spend time in God’s Word and to be a witness to other residents and workers. We are limited in contact to only those we personally know and only by appointment and for a set time period. But the residents can interact and share the Word of God and need for salvation to others living with them. Pray specifically for Rosie and Merrie who have faithfully served the Lord for years and are now struggling with these old bodies.
The Northern Arizona School of the Bible began this week through Nov. 22. This year, Sam is privileged to be teaching Bible Doctrine I & NT Survey. We have yet to hear about the Dine Bible Institute and when they will be able to begin to gather again on the Navajo Reservation. Thank you for your prayers. Your financial support helps pay our bills so that we can continue to serve in this way. You are so appreciated. Thank you.
We received many cards from many of you for our anniversary, as well as Janet’s birthday a week later. Thank you for remembering us in this way. It was encouraging. (Note- We can surmise what church you attend from your address, but would like to have more than your first name to identify you and sometimes there is no name in the address and only a first name when you sign it. Thanks)
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
Sam & Janet Grammer